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Polyphthalamide (PPA) Resin Market Size By Product (Unreinforced Plain, Glass Fiber Reinforced, Carbon Fiber Reinforced, Mineral-Filled, Hybrid), By End-User (Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Machinery, Personal Care), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI2361
  • Published Date: Jan 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Polyphthalamide Resin Market Size

Polyphthalamide (PPA) Resin Market size was valued at over USD 1 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit over 6.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2026. Rising popularity of plastic materials in automotive manufacturing over traditional metals is going to propel the industry growth within the forecast time period.

PPA resin is a semi-crystalline aromatic polyamide, with key building blocks as isophthalic acid-based amides, terephthalic acid, or combination of the two. The aromatic content in the polymer chain helps in increasing heat stability, melting point, rigidity, chemical resistance, and moisture absorption characteristics. These resins are widely used to replace metal in numerous applications including automotive, electrical, aerospace, etc.

Polyphthalamide (PPA) Resin Market

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The introduction of plastics in automotive manufacturing has revolutionized the industry in so many ways. Nowadays, many automotive manufacturers are opting plastic over metal for production of various parts & components. It aids in reducing the weight of automobiles in a significant manner along with benefits of cost optimization. As vehicle weights are reduced, it minimizes the amount of CO2 emissions. In addition, fuel efficiency of the vehicles is increased which represents a key factor for customers while making purchase.

In automotive industry, PPAs are used in powertrain, tubing systems, air intake systems, brake systems, hoses, fuel line connectors, engine coolant components, etc. The adoption of polyphthalamide resins is going to increase in future due to superior dimensional stability, high chemical resistance, excellent mechanical strength & stiffness, good creep & fatigue resistance, high deflection temperature properties, etc.

In addition, these resins can be easily molded, thereby making production much smoother and highly efficient. Rising product usage over conventional metals in automotive manufacturing will bolster the polyphthalamide resin market growth during the forecast time span.

Environmental awareness will help promote the market growth

The awareness regarding vehicle CO2 emissions and associated harmful environmental impacts is increasing all over the world. Various countries are formulating policies and regulatory guidelines to curb these emissions.

For instance, European Union has specified guidelines and set targets for automotive manufacturers to control CO2 emissions of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles by 2030. Hefty fines will be assigned to the manufacturers who will fail to comply with these regulations. Such trends will compel automotive manufacturers to use the polyphthalamide resins in automotive manufacturing thereby triggering the polyphthalamide resin market trends over the next few years.

Polyphthalamide Resin Market Analysis

Polymer industry is characterized by research & development and various products are being introduced from time to time. These products have improved operation capability over its predecessors and overcome the functional deficiencies of existing variants. Polyphthalamides face similar level of threat due to availability of substitute materials.

These substitutes have better temperature adaptability, superior toughness and improves moisture absorption characteristics. This will in turn negatively influence the polyphthalamide resin market growth between 2019 to 2026.

Polyphthalamide Resin market by Product

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The polyphthalamide resins are categorized into glass fiber reinforced, unreinforced plain, mineral-filled, carbon fiber reinforced and hybrid on the basis of product. Glass fiber reinforced products captured majority of polyphthalamide resin market share owing to the relatively easier availability of fiberglass and a wide range of applications in automotive, electronics, personal care, machinery, etc. These resins improve the strength & physical characteristics and help to maintain structural integrity thereby making them suitable for various automotive applications.

 Polyphthalamide Resin market by End user

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Based on end-user, the polyphthalamide resin market is segmented into electrical & electronics, machinery, automotive, personal care and others. The others segment includes medical, oil & gas, aerospace, sportswear, etc. In electronics industry, the product is widely used in SMT electronic components, switches, LEDs, circuit breakers, connectors & sockets, enclosures, capacitor & chip carriers, sensors, etc.

PPA resin’s excellent dimensional suitability, surface mount capability and excellent processing ability makes it an ideal choice for various electrical & electronics applications. Favorable trends associated with consumer electronics owing to rising population, increasing spending propensity of people and technological progressions will spur the polyphthalamide resin industry growth in upcoming years.

Polyphthalamide Resin market by Region

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Asia Pacific is the largest hub for automotive manufacturing in the world. Many automotive giants and other players have set up manufacturing facilities in this region owing to cheap labor availability and easy access to raw materials. Automotive production is heavily influenced by technological advancements, and usages of plastic materials during production will result into increased product efficiency and cost savings.

Rapidly growing middle class population in the region, followed by increasing awareness about sustainable development will boost the product application in the region. Developments in purchase power of the regional population, especially in the fast developing economies such as China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, etc. will boost light weight and high efficiency vehicle sales as well as production in the region. This will have a favorable impact on the polyphthalamide resin market in the region over coming years.

Polyphthalamide Resin Market Share

The key product manufacturers in the polyphthalamide resin market are

  • Solvay S.A.
  • Ems-Chemie
  • Arkema
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Royal DSM
  • Akro-Plastic GmbH

These companies are continuously trying to gain strong foothold in the PPA resin market by adopting various strategies such as product development & differentiation, production capacity expansion, partnership & collaboration agreements, diversification of sales & distribution network, etc.

For instance, in August 2015, Evonik Industries AG launched VESTAMID HT plus M1035 P1, glass fiber reinforced molding compound with high impact resistance. In November 2017, Royal DSM announced to increase the production capacity of its high performance plastics in the plants located at Emmen and Geleen.

Polyphthalamide (PPA) resin market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Unreinforced plain
  • Glass fiber reinforced
  • Carbon fiber reinforced
  • Mineral-filled
  • Hybrid

By End-User

  • Automotive
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Machinery
  • Personal Care
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • France
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Overall polyphthalamide resin market would be pegged at a valuation of $1.9 Billion in 2026.

As per estimates, polyphthalamide resin industry would account a crcr of 6.5% through 2026.

According to the report published by Global Market Insights, Inc., the PPA resin market is expected to hit $1.9 billion (USD) by 2026.

Rise in metal substitute plastics, positive outlook of global automotive industry, rising demand of personal care products, regulations in Europe on CO2 emissions and positive outlook of electronics industry are the key factors expected to drive the growth of global market.

Evonik Industries AG, Royal DSM Group, Akro-Plastic GmbH, Arkema Group, Solvay S.A., Dow-DuPont Inc., BASF SE, are some of the top contributors in the industry.

Based on geography, the Asia Pacific region held highest share in 2018 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.

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  • Base Year: 2018
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 169
  • Countries covered: 17
  • Pages: 155
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